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Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Bohnhoff and Kent Edible Art Handbags!

Bohnhoff and Kent Chocolate Handbag This Valentine's Day think outside the box and give the gift of fashion with a unique edible art handbag! Over Christmas, I recieved one of these tasty pieces of art and thought it would be such a great idea for my favorite chocolate holiday!

Bohnhoff and Kent combines chocolate and fashion with unique edible art near LA. B&K chocolate and cake handbags are filled with delicious cake centers bathed in rich chocolate casings, smooth truffle ganaches, fleur de sel caramel, delicious nut brittles and other natural ingredients.

B&K chocolate and cake handbags use blended flavors in masterful recipes to create one-of-a-kind candied sculptures. Each chocolate handbag is hand-painted with edible ingredients to imitate the glossy surfaces, subtle colors and distinct details of contemporary designs. Bohnhoff and Kent’s dessert chefs do not use fondant and use only the finest concoctions of cake, chocolate and ganaches to finish the designs so each luxury gift is as delicious as it is appealing.

B&K desserts near Los Angeles are shipped fresh, so every piece stays rich and moist. Order a chocolate and cake handbag for the perfect Valentine's day gift or as your next corporate gift, dinner centerpiece, wedding present or other occasion. See some of their stylish designs below.

Bohnhoff and Kent Chocolate Handbag

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Favored Friday Vendor Spotlight: Anthropologie Presents BHLDN

unnamed (4)unnamed (5) Checkout Anthropologie's new wedding dress line BHLDN! These gorgeous gowns can be found at store locations in Georgetown, New York, and Chicago to name a few. Cant make it to a store? Shop online at BHLDN.COM! These looks are perfect for an outdoor wedding. Simply elegant and timeless.

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#MCM Tips on How to Dress Your Groom to the Teeth

Man Crush Monday bachelor of the week Cam Newton looking awfully handsome in his suit. Get your groom wedding ready by following some of these great tips on how to pick the perfect suit.

CamIts important to make sure that the suit is properly tailored to your man. The chart below illustrates how the right suit should fit. Suit guide

Next is neck wear. You can choose to go with either a tie or bow tie.

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Whichever one you choose make sure its done right. Bow ties get at little tricky, follow these steps below and your sure to have the perfect bow!

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And lets not forget about the always classy pocket square.

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Stick to these guidelines and your groom is sure to impress! Make sure to send us your pictures of the final product and be featured on our blog!

2014 Golden Globe Awards Fashion Inspiration

photo 7 Sunday night we had the pleasure of seeing Hollywood's greatest stars dressed for one of the biggest awards shows of the year, the Golden Globes. While we love watching to see who will walk away with each award, my favorite part of the night was red carpet. Above you see a few of the leading men in the Best Dressed category with Leonardo DiCaprio in Armani, Usher in Calvin Klein, Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford and Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana. For a few of my favorite Best Dressed Ladies, see below.

photo 8 My Columbian Crush Sofia Vergara is wearing Zac Posen ballgown and is rocking one bad turquoise necklace!

photo 4  Oliva Wilde is giving us sexy pregnancy wearing Gucci sequins in the hue of the Gucci Green! She looks lovely!

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Paula Patton received a lot of heat for this dress, but I think she looks stunning in this white Stephane Rolland gown.

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Kate Beckinsale stole the show in a silver mermaid style Zuhair Murad gown.

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Kerry Washington is glowing and showing off the date in Balenciaga!

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This cream Gucci dress on Australian Scarlet Margot Robbie is stunning!

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Last but not least, My Best Dressed in Red goes to Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren. I love her confidence, skin and style! Did I mention she graduted from Yale School of Drama? Beauty and Brains!

Who were your Best Dressed of the Night? Share them in the comments below!

 

 

You're Invited: ZAAF's Official Launch Party at Barcelona Wine Bar

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We are excited to share some great client news! You're invited to the Official Launch Event for ZAAF™, a new collection of luxury apparel and leather accessories produced by highly skilled artisans in Ethiopia. We spotlighted them about a month ago and now we are planning their launch in Washington, D.C. Each piece is made to exact standards and showcases beautiful craftsmanship and natural resources unique to the region it draws its inspiration from. ZAAF™ is a word that means “tree” in the ancient and noble Amharic language. We hope you can join us in celebrating this great new business and support bringing economic development in Ethiopia!
Event: ZAAF Official Launch Event
Date: February 2nd 2014
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Place: NEW! Barcelona Wine Bar - 1622 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005
Attire: Brunch Chic 
Parking: Street Parking Available
Complimentary Cocktails & Passed Food for Guests
ZAAF Products will be on sale at the event with 20% off!
For more information: info@zaafcollection.com
Event Hashtag: #ZAAFLaunch
Social Media: @Zaafcollection (Instagram)

African Luxe: Meet ZAAF Collection Made in Ethiopia!

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Love seeing young and driven people do what they love! Check out this article on Abai Schulze, Founder of ZAAF and also a friend who is under 30 and already making an impact in the industry!

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ZAAFcollection.com officially launched with a redesigned homepage and online store just in time for the holidays. Shop ZAAF today! http://zaafcollection.com/ Make sure you to stay connected to them!

Website: www.zaafcollection.com Follow us on Twitter: @ZAAF_Collection.

My Ultimate Day Fall Season Wardrobe!

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Nothing screams fall then a new wardrobe! I love mixing prints like a little plaid with a cozy fall sweater for the ultimate fall look. For some edge, try adding a few tough accessories to make it extra fabulous, here we have gold studs with a statement bracelet. And since Im always on the run meeting clients a cute pair of cheetah flats and big black bag complete my day look! Happy Fall Fashion!

1. Zara Plaid Studio Cape 

2. Chunky Sweather

3. Vince Camuto Bullet Proof Hinged Bracelet

4. Anthropologie Dame Collar

5. Zipper Satchel Bag

6. Zara Cheetah Ballerina Flats

 

 

Favored by Yodit Dishes on #Scandal Finale & New Fashion App!

Favored Yodit GebreyesIf you are obsessed with #Scandal and #Fashion like I am then you will love today's post!!! Our good friends at WJLA/ ABC and Reporter Jummy Olabanji contacted me last week to get my thoughts on this new app, GetThis.TV! All I could say was GENIUS! This website, app allows users to find clothes stars wear on TV most notably the clothes worn by Kerry Washington in her role as Olivia Pope.

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Next time you see your favorite actress wearing a beautiful coat, dress, or fedora like the one below from last night's Scandal episode, you can learn how to get it too instantly thanks to Get This TV!

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Designed by (@louisegreenhats) Check out their site: http://www.louisegreen.com/

Thanks to everyone who texted, called or was even up at 6:45am this Friday morning checking out the full clip of my girls and I dishing on @abc7news! Cant wait to host more Scandal Watch Parties for Season 3 (Special Thanks to Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes for making me obsessed!). Stay Connected and Tweet us @FavoredbyYodit!

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Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/05/website-app-allows-users-to-find-clothes-stars-wear-on-tv-88909.html#ixzz2TYQKzFYC

 

2013 MET Gala Wedding Gown Inspiration

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Brides look everywhere for wedding inspiration and if you are a bride leaning towards a black and white theme, this year’s punkesque Met Ball Red Carpet was the perfect place to look! Monday night, Hollywood’s hottest stars came together for the 2013 Met Gala to kick off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Exhibit. Every year the gala organizers pick a theme to give our favorite celebs an opportunity to wow us with their sense of fashion. “Punk: Chaos to Couture” was this year’s theme and whether you want a nice soft look with a slight edge like Katie Holmes or Nicole Ritchie or a dress that is sure to turn heads like Emma Watson the Ball had it all!

 

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Emma Watson and Gwen Stefani showing us how to do edgy in the right way. Emma's look may be a little risque for a wedding but with few modifications it could be perfect for the bride that isn't afraid to take a few risks.

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Nicole Ritchie and Katie Holmes gave us a softer side of Punk but still displayed a bit of edge. The white hair and dark lips on Nicole works for her and is a nice contrast to the simple dress. Katie's dress is very soft and elegant from the front but the train and back of the dress shows she is definitely ready to party.

Just for fun, I picked my favorite and least favorite looks of the night! Do you agree or disagree? Let us know!!

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Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs, Jennifer Lopez in Michael Kors, Lala Anthony in Zac Posen and Dakota Fanning in Rodarte

Missed the Mark:

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I hate this dress on Kim and the full length matching gloves make her look like shes missing limbs. Katy Perry just looks blah! This was her moment to go all out and she came out with this... no bueno! Beyonce....King Bey...it hurts my heart but this look is just not doing it for me. I think its the matching boots and belt that throw me off.

I couldn't do this post without including Sarah Jessica Parker's head piece. I love how she is always taking chances with fashion!

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For a full list of all of the red carpet looks click here

 

Wedding and Events Boutique by Ann Taylor

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Still looking for the perfect dress for a wedding or other special event coming up? Try Ann Taylor! Looking for a wedding dress? Ann Taylor has that to!

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Perfect for bridesmaids or as a guest. A soft look for a nice spring outdoor event.

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Still need accessories? Complete your look at Ann Taylor as well.

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Find a beautiful Wedding Dress without breaking the bank! Simple yet very elegant.

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Stand out in this Royal Blue Dress. Perfect for an evening formal event.

For more of the Ann Taylor Wedding and Events Boutique click here!

RECAP: A Chic Affair

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Yesterday, Yodit (Favored's CEO) and I attended A Chic Affair in Georgetown at The Powerhouse in Georgetown. If you have never seen or heard of The Powerhouse it is located behind Dean and Deluca on Grace Street. It's a very nice 2 level open venue perfect for the intimate bridal expo we attended. A Chic Affair was wonderfully put together with vendors, a panel discussion and bridal fashion show. Check out a few of the pictures from the vendors and the fashion show below.

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Karin's Florist Put together this beautiful Floral Arrangement. Made us feel like it was really spring despite the cold weather.

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How amazing are these cakes!! The Henna cake on the left was made by The Happy Tart and the Carousel cake on the right was made by M&T Events, both completely edible. I had samples of cakes from both vendors and they were delicious!

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Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without a fashion show. We noticed a lot of mermaid style dresses with very dramatic bottoms and trains in the lineup. The Brides at the show looked very inspired! For more pictures check out Favored's Twitter page and Instagram: Favoredbyyodit!

Let us know which Bridal Expos coming up you will be attending and your experience. We would love to meet you there!

 

WELL, HELLO SPRING!!

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It's the first day of spring and I'm sure I'm not the only one welcoming spring with arms wide open (thank you sweet baby Jesus). Time to put those coats, sweaters and boots away and pull out those...wait a minute...haven't gone spring shopping yet? Not sure what's in style either? No worries! I'm no fashion guru but i do know for sure there's one thing you can expect to see again this season.

FLORAL PRINTS!! I mean what else would I be obsessing over?? According to Elle.com, the floral print has found "a romantic revival on the spring runways". Designers like Chanel, Christian Dior, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Erdem, and Moschino have all offered up thier take on the iconic pattern. From dresses to even sunglasses, this season's florals come in soft pastel colors and vibrant hues. So ladies...and gents...have fun with fashion and enjoy the sweet romance of spring by adding florals prints to your collection this year. Check out some looks straight off the runway! Which designer's floral print do you like the best?

1. Moschino

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2. Ralph Lauren

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3. Prada

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4. Naeem Khan

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5. Paul & Joe

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[EVENT RECAP]: 85th Academy Awards

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One of the biggest nights in Hollywood occurred last night and stars stepped out in their best to dazzle us on the red carpet. Personally, I am not a huge fan of the awards show itself but I love to see everyone’s outfits of choice. This year I was a little disappointed. Most of the stars look very blah and unfinished. I was hoping for more head turners but it seemed like most decided to keep it safe and understated.

Thankfully, we had celebs like Charlize Theron who look stunning in Dior and Kelly Rowland in a show stopping Donna Karen Atelier gown. Naomi Watts was another fan favorite dressed in a metallic silver Giorgio Armani gown. Jamie Foxx looked very dapper in a grey Calvin Klein suit and I also really liked Amy Adam’s light blue Oscar de la Renta gown, but I wish her makeup and hair were different to really finish the look.

Since the Oscar’s is such a classy event, I love how simple the décor was. The streaming gold lights in the background, and the stage were very elegant and didn’t distract from whatever was happening on stage but instead enhanced it.

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PS did you not love the surprise appearance by our First Lady?! Such a gorgeous woman.

In case you fell asleep on the awards, below is a list of the top winners:

  • Best Picture: Argo
  • Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  • Best Director: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Who were your favorite looks of the night? Do you agree with the nights winners?